A key component of an effective self-regulatory organization is the development of rules with policy committee involvement. Policy staff perform the key role of coordinating the rule development process in consultation with the appropriate committees.
Member Regulation Policy
The Section advises on the development of rules and policies on business conduct, enforcement, and registration related matters affecting Dealer Members. And, it provides a forum for the exchange of information on complying with IIROC and other requirements that relate to business conduct, enforcement, and registration related matters.
Membership in the Section is restricted to senior business, legal and compliance officers or other persons having similar responsibilities, regardless of title who are employed by Dealer Members or Marketplace Members.
Liaison Officers: A liaison officer shall be appointed by the Section to represent the Bourse de Montreal and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.
No term or limit on the number of terms
Each Member shall be permitted to nominate a maximum of three persons for membership in the Section, providing they meet the membership requirements. Where a Member has nominated either two or three persons to be members of the Section, one of the nominations must be designated as the "Primary Member" and the other nomination(s) must be designated as the "Alternate Member(s)".
The Vice-President, Member Regulation Policy will review all nominees and recommend appointments. The Senior Vice-President, Member Regulation will approve the appointments to the Section.
Show of Support
Each Member with members in the Section shall be entitled to one (1) show of support at the Section's meetings; provided that if any two (2) or more Members are affiliates of each other, such Members shall jointly be entitled to one (1) show of support at the Section's meetings. The individual chairing the Section meeting (the Chair, Vice-Chair or his or her designate) shall only have a show of support in the case of a tiee.
Chair and Vice-Chair
The Chair and Vice-Chair of the Section shall hold office for a two-year term commencing on the date of the Section Bi-Annual Meeting of the relevant year. In order to ensure continuity, the Vice-Chair will assume the role of Chair of the Executive Committee for the subsequent two-year period.
The Section will meet a minimum of three times annually at the request of the Vice-President, Member Regulation Policy. Special meetings may be called at the request of the Chair, the Senior-Vice President, Member Regulation or the President and CEO.
The Section shall be governed by an Executive Committee comprised of the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Section, with up to 13 additional members, who are members of the Section.
Chair and Vice-Chair: The Chair and Vice-Chair of the Section shall be the same individuals and be subject to the same term limits as the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Section, respectively.
A Nominating Committee comprised of the Chair and Vice-Chair shall submit to the Section Annual Meeting a list of persons that it recommends serve on the Executive Committee. In determining its recommended list of persons the Nominating Committee shall ensure that there is equitable representation on a geographic (regional versus national dealers), business line (institutional versus retail, debt versus equity versus derivatives) and business size (small, medium and large sized firms) basis.
Appointment Process: The Vice-President, Member Regulation Policy will review all nominees and recommend appointments to the Senior Vice-President. The Senior Vice-President, Member Regulation will approve the appointments to the Executive Committee.
Standing Sub-Committees may be established at the initiative of IIROC with input from the Executive Committee.
Appointment Process: The Vice-President, Member Regulation Policy will review all nominees and recommend appointments to the Senior Vice-President. The Senior Vice-President, Member Regulation will approve the appointments to the Sub-Committee.